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SubjectRe: [What the...] sti() in device_init()

Alexander Viro writes:
> Folks, what the hell is sti(); doing in device_init()? It's
> done _much_ earlier (before calibrate_delay(); in start_kernel())
> and I don't see anything that would require repeating it...
> Looks bogus for me... Linus?

I'm pretty sure it's an unnecessary turd, and you can safely remove

My memory is foggy on this, but I think it was in fact necessary a
long long time ago.

David S. Miller
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